found 2 items matching Mark 12.29
The Doctrine of God and Christ [52:40]
by Steve Katsaras rated at 2.0 (7 votes so far)
Citing more than 60 verses, Steve Katsaras of Australia thoroughly explains the biblical doctrines of God and Christ before telling the story of how these truths were corrupted in the ecumenical counsels of the fourth and fifth centuries.
Yahweh is one, not two or three, and there is no God besides him. The Bible uses singular pronouns in reference to God thousands upon thousands of time, a fact that clearly teaches God is a singular individual. This one God is the eternal, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent creator of heaven and earth.
Jesus is the human mediator who called God his Father. Jesus had a beginning in time and is the miraculously born son of God. Jesus recognized his Father as the only true God who was his superior. Jesus admitted to possessing limited knowledge; he was a mortal man who experienced temptation, hunger, thirst, weariness, suffering, death, and resurrection.
The doctrines of God and Christ mutated over time and continued to develop in new and unbiblical ways after the New Testament was written. Steve talks about the first four ecumenical counsels (Nicea in a.d. 325, Constantinople in a.d. 381, Ephesus in a.d. 431, and Chalcedon in a.d. 451) to demonstrate how these doctrines evolved over time.
Hearing the Text of the Bible: Only One God [2 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
While churches and ministries unite under the conviction that "there is One God existing eternally in three Persons," Paul thought otherwise. It is surprising that Bible readers do not hear the difference between "There is One God - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit" (historic creeds) and "There is One God, the Father" (Paul, in I Cor. 8:6).
These books, written by people from diverse backgrounds, express the simple truth that God is one. Some of them are more scholary while others are more autobiographical. In addition, a few of them are available to read online. If you would like more in depth treatment of christian monotheism, these books are the next step to take. Note: if you know of other books, not listed here, please leave us feedback.
The Holy Spirit is Not a Person Distinct From The Father
by Ray Faircloth [10 pages]
rated at 1.6 (out of 6 votes)
Evidently the holy spirit is not a 3rd person within the formula of a trinity; but rather is Godís own spiritóHis mind powerfully expressed into action as outreach to his creation. Since his exaltation to the right hand of God Jesus also expresses his spiritóhis mind into action as outreach to his disciples. Because holy spirit means Godís thoughts (and therefore also Jesusí thoughts)óHis mind projected to the receptive human mind, we can say that we have Godís spirit when we are considering the holy Scriptures i.e. when reading/studying them, discussing them or in living our lives in a way that is in harmony with them, including prayer. In this way we are empowered to do Godís will in its many aspects. Also the spirit of God has such power that it brought the universe into being, and will be the power (in Christís hands) that brings ďthe new heavens and earthĒ into being in the future.